Barn vs. Landlord

The idea of leasing The Barn in Castle Rock simultaneously thrilled and terrified me.  At first I did not have a clear idea of how I was going to fill 10,000 square feet, but I knew that I was going to end up trying. As I sat waiting for my future Landlord to meet me…

Let’s start at the very beginning….

In 1996, EBay was a fledgling online auction site that I immediately decided to take advantage of.  I saw ‘dollar sign’ potential.  As I have said before, after moving to Castle Rock in June, 1996 I was instantly intrigued by this huge white barn in downtown Castle Rock.  It kind of loomed over everything else. …

Trivia for a Gift Card!!

Ok , ok…the feedback is “More Barn History Stories”!!  Hmmmm…I think I can up with more of these, but the problem will be deciding which one. Sixteen years ago I moved to Castle Rock with my children and their father. Downtown Castle Rock didn’t have much, but there was this big Barn sitting in the…

My Good/Badness

When it comes to my precious Barn in Castle Rock, I must admit that I am a very Good/Bad girl.  I struggle with my good/badness almost on a daily basis.  I am like a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde or Two-Face from Batman.  I can’t help myself.  I have a disease…I am a HUGE FAN of The…

My new “OLD” car.

Who knew that buying some new tires for my son’s car would be such a satisfying experience?  The ‘new tire’ smell in our garage is almost as heady as a ‘new car’ smell.  I like it that my son is grinning ear to ear as well. These tires were WAY overdue to be replaced.  I…

Rivers of Lemonade

They say that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade.  Well, sometimes when it rains it turns into a river. As we all know, July is the wettest month of the year.  We are supposed to get inches and inches of rain in July.  We did in fact get inches and inches of…

Trains and Whistles

The trains that roar through Castle Rock are beautiful (and noisy) things.  Some Castle Rock residents want to move the tracks to the west side of I-25 (for obvious safety reasons).  I am against this as I believe that the Train is a necessary component to our small town lifestyle and I personally love it! …

The Barn

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It is astounding to me that The Barn in Castle Rock, Colorado is over 14 years old.  It seems just like yesterday. I guess time flies when you are having fun! Of course back then there were tumble weeds blowing down Third Street on Sundays and we could actually see The Rock from the front…